In a repeat of last years final, Euan Lindores took on the defending champion Greg Nagle to see who would take the gents champion trophy home.
In a fantastic match Nagle got off to a flyer and took command early on. However Lindores fought back into it and tied things up at 10 all.
It then went nip and tuck until Lindores took a count of 4 to move 18-14 up.
Nagle did recover a little but it was not to be and Lindores lifted his 3rd title by 21 shots to 17.
Euan now goes on to represent the club in the champions of champions on sunday the 3rd sept at Ayton.
Good luck Pup.
The qualify for the Border Championships took place on various greens across the Borders and the Jed team entered into the Pairs, Triples, Rinks, and Senior Rinks competitions.
Pair Robert Hogg and Greg Nagle narrowly missed out of a place in the semis loosing to Earlston in a closely fought match.
Triple of Mike Nichol, Dougie Munro and Euan Lindores were defeated by 1 shot in the 1sr round by Ancrum.
The Senior Rink of Fisher, Law, Hogg and Somerville were defeated 16-9 by Ancrum in the final qualifying game.
Jed did manage to get one team through to finals day with the rink of Brian Gray, Grant Robson, John Taylor and David Lightbody defeating rinks from Berwick, Kelso and Chirnside.
The rink were defeated 16-13 in the Semi Final.
Leading 11-6 at the halfway mark, they could get over the line in what was a closely contested match.
Having narrowly missed out on the ladies Border League this year by finishing 3rd overall on points and 2nd overall on shots scored the ladies turned their attention to the Top 6 competition.
After narrowly missing out on the title last year to the St Ronans Club, the ladies once again made it to the final after beating Abbotsford and Waverley, they found themselves up against a tough Hawick side on the Selkirk green.
Hawick had just come off the back of winning the league title and were looking to complete the double but the Jed ladies had other ideas.
In the singles, Jeds Irene Watters came up against former Scotland player Joyce Dicky. A formidable challenge lay ahead for Irene and she managed to hang on in there and by sticking to her guns she managed to tie the scores at 16 all, Irene changed the length of the jack and moved into the lead for the 1st time in the game as she picked up a vital 2pts for the Jed Ladies by claiming counts of 2 and 3 to win the match.
The Triple of Jean Ervine, Margaret Gray and Ann Gilfillan(skip) didn't fare so well as they were soundly defeted by 25-4 by a Hawick triple led by Allison Clarkson.
The vital match was in the pairs with Jeds mother and daughter combo of Babs Hogg and Laura Lightbody needing a win.
The pair started well and as the Singles match was completed they were 10-3 to the good. However, a slump in form saw the scores close to 10-9 and some worried looks from the traveling support started to appear.
Suddenly the Jed pair clicked back into action and over the next few ends picked up two counts of 3 and one of 5 to go on and clinch the title by 21-10.
A tremendous team performance by all 6 Ladies over three games sees the Jed Ladies pick up the clubs 1st bit of team silverware.
Well done Ladies
The Jed team having successfully defeated the Stow Club by 15 shots and Wilton Club by 18 shots, both away, now face Melrose at home to make the final.
Come on Lads.
The Gents finished the season with a narrow defeat away to Melrose.
This result left the Jed Lads unable to defend their title and finish this year in 5th place.
Still another solid top 6 outing for the lads in Blue and plant of encouragement to mount a challenge for next season.
The title was won by the Gala Abbotsford Club. Well done from all at Jed.
The 2 bowl singles took place on Sunday with a great afternoon of bowling taking place.
On route to the final there were a few 'big name' fallers, but once the dust settled on this tricky competition the final was played out between David Lightbody and Euan 'Pup' Lindores, with the Pup going on to win the very close final by 9 shots to 8.
The club decided to hold a 24hr bowlathon with all proceeds going to this years chosen charity of The Margaret Kerr Cancer Care Unit at the Borders General Hospital.
Teams of 4 took to the green in 3 hr sessions to play from 6pm on friday to 6pm on saturday.
The event ended with all competitors taking to the green for the final hour.
The final total raised will be in the region of £1850.
Well done to all who took part and thanks to all the gifted prizes for the raffle and food for the competitors.
League scores update.
Jedburgh 73- 86 Kelso
Waverley 97 - 66 Jedburgh
Jedburgh 85-68 Melrose
Jedburgh 85 -84 Waverley
The ladies continued with there fine run with a 5pt win over Gala away from home. Wins for both rinks helped them to a commanding 37-15 win.
The ladies have reached the final of the top 6 for a second year in a row with a solid win over Gala Waverley away from home.
Wins in the single by Irene Watters 21-18 and a win by the pair of Babs Hogg and Laura Lightbody, 20-15 , saw them clam a 4-2 win with only the triple dropping the points.
The final is to be decided V Hawick
The Ladies have continued their fantastic start to the season by collecting all 10pts that were available against Buccleugh and Abbotsford.
The ladies have now played 5 games and have only dropped 4.5pts in total and lead the league by over 5 points.
A bad night at the office, was how this result was described by the Jed Lads.
Ancrum had all the answers to the League leaders on the night and as a result 2pts were dropped in the race for the title.
Top Rink, H Fisher, B Liddle, D Lightbody, N Hill (skip)
The Gents got straight back on the horse this week with a solid 13 shot win over Wilton away from home.
With two rinks shooting into large leads this gave the Jed lads a good cushion from which to play some nice bowls.
At one stage the visitors were 30 shots up but this was to prove difficult to sustain.
Any win away from home is a good win and this was no exception.
11 - 27
C McDougall 15
Top rink; B Gray, R Hogg snr R Lindores, D Munro (skip)
The Ladies continued their fine start the the season with a solid 3pts at home to Wilton. With 1 rink up by 8 and the other down by just 1 shot, the ladies made sure of the overall win which keeps them in the upper reaches of the league and also sees them unbeaten so far.
11.5 pts out of a possible 15 is a great start to the Season.
The Ladies secured a draw with a late comeback away to Selkirk.
With one rink up by one and the other down by one they secured 2 1/2 points.
The Seniors managed a 2nd win in the league by defeating Gala Waverely at home by 63-42.
The wheels fell of the Jed gents form with a thumping 31 shot loss away to Abbotsford.
A tough place to go and the Jed lads never really got going. 4 rinks down didn't help the cause.
Top rink: S Fisher, H fisher, G Robson, J Taylor. (skip)
The Ladies league team has got off to a flyer with a thumping 47-13 win over Newtown. Both rinks won well, securing 5pts for the home side.
The Gents senior team started their season with a defeat at home to Selkirk going down by 47- 58. A week later they managed an away win of their own with a 54-60 shot win over the St Ronans team.
The Challenge pairs has been put back a week to the 21st May instead of the 14th. The 3-2-1 competition that was meant to be on that date has been cancelled altogether.
Please remove your name from the sheet if you are unable to play.
Thanks, Tournament Committee.
The Gents continued their good start to the season with a stuffy 18 shot win over Hawick.
25 - 11
Top Rink; T Turnbull, A Law, D Lightbody, E Lindores (skip)
The Gents got their league title defence off to the best possible start with a thumping win over Selkirk at home.
14 D Weir
Top rink; M Weekley, R Hogg snr, M Nichol, D Munro (skip)
The draws for the 2017 Scottish Championships have now been made and can be viewed by clicking here. Scottish Draws 2017
The 2017 Starrett Cup was played on Sunday afternoon with a healthy entry taking to the green.
Played in Triples format, with 3 games of 6 ends, the afternoon sun shone down on some good bowling action.
The winners were the unbeaten triple of Babs Hogg, Jim Tunnah and Podge Somerville.
The entry sheets are now up for all club singles championships (ladies and gents), the club pairs and the Starret cup.
The gents Scottish Championship entry sheet is also up in the gents locker room. Please put your name down if you wish to be considered for selection.
Sheets are also up for the league practice night v Ancrum and the 2 dogs cup v wilton. Names ASAP please.
There is a league team practice night on WED 19th April. Names to be in by 6.15pm for a 6.30 start. Ladies and gents.
Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to announce a team of twenty
seven bowlers, directors and coaches that will compete in the upcoming
Home Nations International in Newport Wales from Friday 21 April to
Sunday 23 April and Jedburgh BC's adopted son, Mike Nicholl is among them. The event is one of two Home Nation international
fixtures in 2017, with preparations for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 starting to gather pace.
The best of Scotland’s para bowlers will compete against the leading
players from England and Wales, to be crowned champions. In addition,
the event serves as an opportunity for coaches and selectors to try
differing combinations and analyse team and individual performances
against top level opposition. Furthermore, it will allow the squad the
opportunity for much needed team building, as several new players and
coaches will be involved.
Commenting on the team selection, SDS Performance Manager Gary Fraser said:
“SDS are delighted to announce a strong team of players to
represent Scotland at this Event and having been involved in the
programme over the past 6 months, it will be great to see the players
compete at this level. It is an exciting time within the sport as we
head into a busy competition period.”
Performances at this event will go a long way in determining who will
be selected for the Multi Nation Event and Training Camp in Broadbeach,
Australia in May. This event has a major significance on our programme
as it contributes to qualifying the nation for the Gold Coast
For a full list of players please see below.
NameClassificationTownLocal Authority Billy Allan B6
Gary Clelland B6
West Lothian. Mike Nicoll B6
Scottish Borders. Garry Brown B7
South Lanarkshire. Don Chalmers
Stirling. John Hughes
Fife. Michael Simpson
Fife. John Wardrope
Dumfries & Galloway. Robert Barr
North Ayrshire. Irene Edgar
North Ayrshire. Maria Spencer
Fife. Mary Stevenson
The call up for makes Mike the 1st Internationalist in Jed bc history.
Well done Mike and Good luck.
The AGM was held on Sun 19th March in the club rooms. Outgoing President, George Somerville thanked all the members for their support and was honored to have led the Gents to the League title.
His last act as President was to nominate Tony Turnbull as President for 2017 with Greg Nagle as Vice.
Subs were increased from £55 to £60 for full membership and will remain the same for Junior and Social memberships.
The Green, weather permitting, will be opened for play on Sat 15th April with the official opening and rolling of the 1st Jack being on Sat 22nd April at 6.30pm.
Live entertainment by Western Rhythm will follow the President V Vice President match 8pm approx. All welcome £5 entry. Names in advance please. Names to be taken by any committee member or at the bar.